I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

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Issue 148, October 2022

Beyond Chatter

Making sense: the ‘antiphilosophical’ philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein

Love in the Dark

A love-across-the-divide story from the North – with a difference

A Wading Light

Seán Hewitt’s memoir of queer love, helplessness and heartbreak

Poetry and Fishing

Retracing the journeys of the enthusiastic angler Ted Hughes

Spreading Civilisation

Lecky, liberalism and Britain’s role as world leader

Otters and Orioles

A well-read eye observes nature over the passing years

Movements in the Deep

A Japanese mystery that evokes the slippery nature of memory

The Kilmichael Ambush

Re-examining the controversial events of the war in Co Cork

The English School

A defence of the centrality of history to  international relations

A Salutary Lesson

Russia’s vicious 19th century wars of conquest in Asia